OK Folks so we've received a lot of response thus far on our most recent plexi glass phenomenon discovered by the American Chemistry Council. Simply put, a transition to not the poly carbonate glazing the Popular Mechanics article was advocating isn't the best method towards longsterm sustainability, but a full replacement of windows will be needed in every car for an overall reduction in weight. By the numbers, a 10 pound reduction in one car has ability to add 5 MPG's, and if we multiply that 10 by a conservative 100 million cars out on the road, we would have a billion pound reduction in the vehicles on the road (of course not including buses, vans, and other cars which would lose even more with a plastic glass replacement). With a billion pound reduction, we have A 200 MILLION ADDED MPG's AGGREGATE TOTAL!
This is absolutely astounding. But it's not what I wanted to talk about. What will be addressed today is car donations. I know a lot of us are supporting by the presence of our cars, but donating our cars has several benefits. Let's be perfectly clear, I am not suggesting our entire cars should be donated, but only the glass from the previous savings should be. Where do those car donations (of glass) have to go?
Several places - places where car insurance companies will lower you deductible for a safer car and has the possibility of reaping tax benefits.
Let me explain - replace the tampered glass in your car with plastic glass discussed last post, save 5 MPG's, donate old glass and save on car insurance with safer glass. Reap tax benefit from car donation ? - PROFIT!
Some more benefits listed below - but what do you think about car donations?